Parents urged to have their say on school admissions consultation


The county council is seeking views on its proposed admissions policy for the 2020/2021 school year as well as future arrangements.

This is to ensure school places are offered to children in a fair way.

The consultation, which started on Monday 1 October, will run until Monday 12 November 2018.

The county council are not proposing to make any significant changes to the admission arrangements for schools in Suffolk for the 2020/2021 school year. They would, however, still like to seek views on the proposed admission arrangements, including potential future changes to the oversubscription criteria and the continued use of catchment areas to rank applications.

Councillor Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, said:

“I encourage parents and carers to take part in the consultation and have their say on the proposed admissions procedures via the county council website or by email or phone. The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 12 November.”

Governing bodies and academy trusts are responsible for admissions to academies, voluntary aided, foundation and free schools. If you want to view the arrangements for these schools you should contact the school directly.

To find out more about the consultation and how you can have your say, see Consultation on admissions to schools in Suffolk for the 2020/2021 school year.

You can request a paper copy of the survey or take the survey over the phone by calling 0345 603 1842.